Religious Titles

To keep the genres separate, I publish my religious work under my nickname, Shell Isenhoff.

Four Paws in Heaven

Four Paws in HeavenFor animal lovers, the death of a pet is a painful experience. We want reassurance that we’ll see our friends again. The Bible has much to say on this subject, and for those who are in Christ, much comfort can be taken from its pages.

This concisely written booklet (approx 12 pages of text) is intended for sharing with those who are grieving. The paperback version only costs about the price of a greeting card.


Another Perspective

Another Perspective

“I’ve heard that story a thousand times…” Perhaps it’s time for another perspective.

Fourteen Bible stories for kids, written from the perspective of lesser or fictional characters. Stories include Jonah and the Whale, Noah and the ark, the birth of Jesus, Esther, David and the Giant, Elijah and the prophets of Baal, the boy with five loaves and two fish, and more.


Christmas Mice: Two Holiday Stories

Christmas Mice large

Two separate short stories told through the shiny black eyes of Marty and Timothy, two mice who will remind children of the real reason for the Christmas season.


The Little Brown Sparrow

Sparrow Free

After a difficult day in the meadow, Keturah learns she doesn’t need any particular talents to be special. She’s valuable just as she is. A sweet retelling of a well-known Bible story for children, through the eyes of a bird who was there.

I wrote The Little Brown Sparrow years ago for a children’s program at church. It’s always been one of my favorites. Less than 950 words, I chose to make this one free. Enjoy!


The Cost of an Orange

the cost of an orange

Two inspirational short stories, one set in a one-room schoolhouse, the other in a modern courthouse, that share a theme of redemption.



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